My wife and I are lucky enough to have a beautiful three-month old baby girl at home; that gives me ample time at night to think about business and changing the world. I tend to focus on issues within my company, but I also tend to think about global issues that we all face together. After getting the baby to sleep I tend to think very clearly about problems and sometimes have great insights about potential solutions.
Writing A Book
This is something that I’ve been working toward for a long time. This blog is part of the path. I tend to think a lot about what specific topic the book should cover. Should it be fiction or non-fiction? Should it be a business and marketing book or should it be something philosophical and mathematical (2 other passions of mine)? Recently I’ve been thinking that the book should be a detailed guide to startup your own bootstrapped startup.
SparkCDN is one of the MediaLeaf companies and something that I’ve been working heavily on for a few years. What I’ve been struggling with lately is how to position the company in the market. Do we position Spark as a full-featured content delivery network or do we focus on one particular aspect, such as live event streaming? Content delivery is a large, crowded industry, so product positioning is critical.
Another Spark issue that I’ve been struggling with recently is the complete redesign that’s currently taking place. A lot of difficult design decisions have to be made that will directly affect the perceived value and it’s ultimate usability to our customers.
Google+ and Other Social Media
I’m always looking for new and creative ways to utilize social networks to help promote myself and my brands. That means thinking a lot about Google+ and the Facebook fan pages for my brands.
I’ve been thinking a lot about internet censorship lately. Governments are actively working out ways to filter (i.e. censor) internet content under the guise of intellectual property protection. This is a serious detriment to consumers and will ultimately stifle innovation. Read more about the PROTECT IP act.
What About You?
What’s keeping you up at night? Comments welcome.
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